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November 12, 2019

Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.

Pathology domains covered include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Metabolic
  • Neurological
  • Musculoskeletal (including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues)
  • Cancers
  • Kidney
  • Respiratory / pulmonary and
  • Mental health

We have an Exercise Physiologist based at BayFit and his name is Alex Shanks. He is a registered allied health professional and university qualified, and as such you may be eligible to receive a partial or full rebate of your sessions through Private Health Insurance (please refer to your fund), Medicare (Enhanced Primary Care Plan), Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), WorkSafe Victoria and TAC.

Alex completed his undergraduate Exercise and Sport Science Degree at Deakin University in Geelong and his Clinical Exercise Physiology Master’s degree at Australian Catholic University and he has been in the gym industry for just over 7 years with extensive knowledge on acute and chronic conditions.

To learn more about Alex click here or contact him on